85 Tenth Ave., New York, NY, 10011
nr. 16th St.
By Balazs on 12/4/2011
Our worst decision during our wonderful experience to live in NYC was to go to this restaurant on our last night. Pretentious service, wanna-be Michelin-star restaurant attitude with below average food quality with Michelin-star prices. The pastas were fine (the veal agnelotti really good), the rest simply poor. For this menu to pay 115$ is a joke. We felt sorry for our Asian lead waitress who was trying so hard that it was embarassing. She would go on and on with her learnt text, which was miserable to listen. But we were the ones who made the biggest mistake - not to leave right away when we felt what was coming...
By MichaelV on 3/21/2008
My wife and I went to Del Posto for Restaurant Week lunch. From start to finish the service was so terrible and dismissive it single-handedly turned my stomach. The 200 word version: Offered a table barely within the restaurant and against a service area although many suitable ones were available; we weren't given a regular menu to choose from (although it was available and given to others at tables next to us); our waitress disappeared after our order and was never seen again; a drink order was never solicited through the entire meal. Afterwards I even penned a very courteous note to the GM, but 2 months later have never received the courtesy of a reply. Unless you're Brad and Angelina, with so many good NY restaurants to choose from don't chance feeling like a second class citizen here - skip this one. Sorry Mario, but food doesn't matter when you're treated horribly. This was one of the the worst restaurant experiences we've ever had.
By nyfoodie1 on 11/8/2011
This is a beautiful restaurant so you should stop in and take a walk around. But, sadly, that is the high point of the evening. I went there last week with a group of seven and the experience was so bad on so many levels. The waiter was an older gentleman who could barely speak in a whisper. After asking him to repeat himself multiple times, we eventually gave up and just nodded in agreement to whatever he said. The appetizers were pretty good but the entrees were shockingly bad. We never had bad lobster before! They smoked it or put some type of seasoning that made it inedible. The stuffed veal chop was cold and fatty. The desserts, and we never got the names of them because of the whisperer, were nothing special and lastly, the sommelier pushed the owners wine which is overpriced and just not very good. All in all, one of the worst dining experiences ever. Sorry.
By carlyfara on 12/23/2010
I took my boyfriend to Del Posto for his birthday a couple of days before Christmas, the large dining room was basically empty despite me not being able to get an earlier reservation. We are both foodies and Batalli lovers, died over how amazing Babbo was, so we were really looking forward to a great meal. I could not be any more disappointed!!! We were seated at a corner table by the bar, the area was completely unappealing and might I add there was a cold draft coming in from the vents. The waiter and the rest of the wait staff were so uptight it made you feel completely uncomfotable. The worst part of all of this is the food was terrible. I ordered the autumn vegetable plate to start. The plate tasted and looked tlike the vegetables were taken out of the garbage and thrown onto my plate. The lobster fra diavlo was also pretty terrible. The lobster was chewy and the fra diavlo wasn't even spicy. The pasta's were descent, and I am saying that because compared to everything else they were a step up. All in all the night was a complete bust. I would NOT recommend going here for an occasion, maybe and I say maybe for a work event with other uptight and stuffy people. Disappointed in Batalli on so many levels.